Assassin Guide - PvP Whirlwind
This build is meant for PvP only, Whirlwind Assassins tend to be
really bad in PvM situations, but for those die hard players, you can make this
build work PvM as well.
These are the stats
that I recommend:
∑ Strength - enough to hold your chaos (99 Strength with
items and charms on)
∑ Dexterity - enough to hold your chaos (99 Dexterity
with items and charms on)
∑ Energy - base energy. You won't need any
Vitality - everything else goes here. Goal is to get it well over 425
20 - Venom
20 - Claw mastery
Fade (For those Elemental characters)
1 - Dragon Flight
1 - Every shadow
mastery (Note: With all of your gear on and charms make weapon block level 23,
with that you have 59% block and after that it is 1% per point put inÖitís a
waste after lvl 23)
* ideally, you will have dragon flight on one of your
claws as its auto skill bonus. It will save you 4 skill points. So make either
your Chaos or your Fury claw on a claw with Dragon Flight.
Helmet: Harlequin Crest, socketed with a Jah
Rune. This gives +2 skills, life and mana, and damage reduction.
Maras with high resistance, the +2 skills are essential for that high
Armour: Bramble. This is the best armor for a Whirlwind assassin if
the poison % is high. Anything over 40% is going to be your best option.
Shield: I suggest using 2 claws instead of shield. If you are set on a
shield use a Storm Shield
Rings: 2 x Raven Frosts. These rings give nice
Attack Rating and Dex, and the perfect PvP mod, Cannot Be Frozen.
Ethereal Sandstorm Treks are your best bet for boots on this build, since they
repair automatically, all being Ethereal does is gives more defense.
Trang Oul's Claws. These nice Whirlwind Assassin gloves because they give +25%
poison skill damage, and since this type of Assassin mainly uses poison as its
attack, this is a huge bonus
Belt: Verdungoís Hearty Coil with perfect
damage reduce and close to perfect vitality, I would say 35+ vitality.
Weapon 1: My suggestion for Whirlwind Assassin is to use two claws. The
first one should be Chaos Suwayyah or Chaos Runic Talon. On this claw it really
helps if there are auto skills already on the claw before you make the Runeword.
Good skills to have are Dragon Flight, Venom, or Mind Blast.
Weapon 2: For
the second weapon another Runeword is suggested, but this time it should be a
Fury Suwayyah or Fury Runic Talon with the same auto skills or close to the same
auto skills as weapon 1.
Shield on Switch: Lidless. This shield is a good
second slot shield when used with Call to Arms. It gives +1 to the 2 essential
Weapon on Switch: Call to Arms Runeword, +battle orders and
command is very good to have.
Charms: 8 x Shadow Discipline grand charms
with 35+ life, 1 x Annihilus, and 7 x 3/20/20ís. Do not use 290ís on a Whirlwind
Assassin because the skill Venom actually lowers the damage used by those charms
to 8 poison damage a second, which doesnít do anything, so stick with 3/20/20ís.
This guide provided courtesy of team-vip.com